I will find any reason to celebrate, to just make one day a touch more special. So, Monday I treated my family to a breakfast themed around everyone’s favorite millions making space franchise--Star Wars. For those of you who do not know May Fourth is considered Star Wars day. A day to celebrate the movies, books, characters, and all that has come from the series while greeting others “May the Fourth Be With You.” Most of the inspiration for my breakfast came from the Star Wars Cookbook: Wookie Cookies and Other Galactic Recipes. I chose three recipes, the Princess Leia Danish Dos, Twin Suns Toast, and Tie Fighter Ties. The Dos are cinnamon rolls inspired by Princess Leia’s iconic hairdo. I opted for a simpler route and used Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls. You may remember that Luke’s home planet, Tatooine, has two suns. Twin Suns Toast is a Egg in a Nest made with two eggs in homage to the planets two suns. I used Pepperidge Farm’s Sourdough Loaf (yum). The book suggests using a round cookie cutter to cut the holes in the bread. I did not have such a tool, but imagine this really helps. I had to salvage a couple of pieces because I cut the holes too big, either tearing the edge of the bread or the two holes into one big one. Tie Fighter Ties are pigs in a blanket made to look like the Tie Fighter ships. I made the mistake of not reading the recipe before grocery shopping feeling confident in my pigs in a blanket making abilities. All you need is pigs and crescent rolls, right? Wrong. This recipe calls for breadstick dough instead of crescent rolls because it is easier to twist around the pig into the tie fighter shape. Still, mine turned out fairly cute and pretty delicious. Jimmy Dean precooked sausage is where its at.
I purchased the plates and glasses at Target and used my own Star Wars Pez Dispensers to decorate the table. So, there you have it. My Star Wars Brunch, simple enough. Comment and let me know how you celebrated this intergalactic holiday.